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Catching the TRAIN TO BUSAN Sequel

The official title of the film is PENINSULA, but it seems that those in charge of the film’s American release are savvy enough to want to avoid what happened with DOCTOR SLEEP. The later film didn’t do that well in theaters, and I am convinced that it would have done much better, made more money,…

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The Walking (And Sexually Active) Dead

If all else fails, throw in some kink. Kink sells. Ratings for THE WALKING DEAD are at their lowest point in the history of the series, so what do the producers decide to do? Have Negan bang Alpha. Why not? Only she’s still wearing her rotting flesh mask at the time. Nothing sexier than rotting…

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Crimson City

We received the following press release for an upcoming project entitled CRIMSON CITY. I am passing it along to you, slightly abridged for the sake of space but otherwise unedited by me. “Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple Never Tasted So Good “‘Crimson City: The Series,’ otherwise known simply as ‘Crimson City,’ written…

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Movie Review: PARASITE

This movie deserved to win Best Picture at the recent Academy Awards. I won’t say that its fellow nominees ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD and JOKER didn’t deserve to win just as much. I won’t say that there were other movies that weren’t even nominated that deserved to win just as much. But PARASITE…

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It’s All Lucille’s Fault

A teenybopper psycho fashioned his own version of Negan’s baseball bat Lucille and used it to brutally bludgeon another kid, who was left permanently injured. The victim’s mother has blamed THE WALKING DEAD. It’s understandable that she would. After all, there have been millions of similar incidents involving people pounding nails into baseball bats, wrapping…

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Pattinson’s Batsuit

What did you all think of that bit of footage with Robert Pattinson in his Batman costume? I was suitably (ahem) impressed. It does appear that the Bat symbol on the suit’s chest is made out of a gun, presumably the gun that was used to murder Bruce Wayne’s parents. It looks that way, anyway,…

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The Count was Innocent!

Count Drakulitz, that is. I’ve written before about the freaky cool bits of serendipity involving Bram Stoker’s DRACULA. Like how the physical description of Dracula provided by Stoker in the novel matches so perfectly the famous painting of Vlad Tepes, the historical Dracula, when in all likelihood Bram had never seen that painting. My online…

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Witch Bottles

A construction crew demolishing a former pub and inn known as the Star and Garter in Watford, England discovered a witch bottle in the chimney, placed there in bygone years by the hands of an unknown individual to ward off the power of witches. The bottle contained teeth, pins, and a “mystery liquid.” The Star…

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THE CHOSEN Part Two: THE PADDED BELLY OF A CONCRETE WHALE Chapter Three

[NOTE: THIS IS THE ONE WHERE THE VAMPIRE SHOWS UP.] Had anyone been present to note the passing of the solitary individual over the low stone wall surrounding the historic cemetery, they would have seen a somewhat tall young man, thin, dressed in jeans and a black T-shirt. And, if his appearance alone proved insufficient…

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The Dracula Parrot

I want one! Okay, not really, as I wouldn’t want to keep one of these beautiful animals in captivity. What I want is one so in tune with me that, while still wild and free, will follow me around and sit on my shoulder occasionally, flying off when it needs to do its business—and “do…

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Krasinski to Tackle BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN?

Man, the news just keeps coming where the Universal Monsters are concerned, and it is very welcome news indeed. We’ve got THE INVISIBLE MAN coming up in a couple of weeks, and last week I reported on a Musical to be entitled MONSTER MASH that will supposedly feature all or most of our favorite Monsters….

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Dracula’s Burial Site (Maybe) and Dracula’s Penmanship

You can find so much on the Internet. Too much, honestly. I have likened it to wading through a sewer in search of treasure. Yes, there are diamonds to be found, big goose-egg-sized diamonds, but they’re floating in all the muck. It takes intent to find the good stuff. Or luck. This photograph above shows…

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